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Polish emigrants to US

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 10:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for help for the following family members from Poland; all emigration dates are from US Census Records:

1) Waclaw Wadslaw "Vincent" Pobiedzinski b 17Jan1890 Poland emigrated 1911
2) Larbwiga Ludwika Ludwiga, nee Niedzelab. Pobiedzinski abt 1895 Poland emigrated 1910/11
3) Feliks Joseph Kowalski b17Mar1890 Poland - emigrated 1912
4) Pelagia Lopatowska b 19Jun1897 Poland - emigrated 1914;

ANY ASSISTANCE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

Re: Polish emigrants to US

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Name: Pelagia Lopatowska
Arrival Date: 16 Dec 1912
Age: 22 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Gender: Female
Ethnic Background: Polish
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
Ship Name: Brandenburg
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Jan Zastrow at Pittsburg PA
Last Residence: Russia
Birthplace: Goleszyn, Russia
Arrived with her mother Francizka age 58

There are several men named Felix KOWALSKI, near the same birth year. Where did your Felix immigrate to in the US?

Name: Ludwika Niedzela
Arrival Date: 9 May 1911
Birth Date: abt 1894
Birth Location: Russia
Birth Location Other: smolnik Russia
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Polish
Port of Departure: Rotterdam
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Noordam





Re: Polish emigrants to US

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 9:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for your time and consideration - I appreciate your assistance in braking down this wall for me:

1) I do not know for certain where Felix KOWALSKI arrived in the US - the first record I have is in Western Pennsylvania in 1930 census; I have found an ancestry index that looks promising but is as yet unconnected:
FELIO KOWALSI age 24 destined for Brooklyn (B abt1888 Heczojmbia) Polish / Russian is listed on ship manifest of AMERIKA sailing out of Hamburg Germany 13Dec1912; NY, NY arrival 26Dec1912

2)You report Pelagia Lopatowska; Arrival Date in Philadelphia on the Brandenburg 16 Dec 1912 with her mother Francizka age 58 - was there any infor for Francizka (was she a LOPATOWSKA

Thanks again

Re: Polish emigrants to US

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 12:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes she was a LOPATOWSKA

Re: Polish emigrants to US

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 12:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Was the mother listed as born in Goleszyn, Russia also ?

Re: Polish emigrants to US

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 12:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Ancestry transcribers saw the name as Lopalowska but you will notice the person who wrote the manifest, at the Port of Departure, did not cross their Ts

They are lines 14 and 15

No the mother's birthplace is listed as Wielka

Notice to the left of their names are the letters SI, which meant they were detained at the port of Philadelphia for a Special Inquiry. Those pages were not included in the Ancestry database, but one may suspect they were detained as they did not have tickets (train) to their destination. Or with Francezka being a widow perhaps they questioned whether or not she could provide for herself and her daughter. We may speculate that they were detained until her Son in Law came for them

See 2 page manifest below

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Re: Polish emigrants to US

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 1:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks ever so much - this means very much to me

Re: Polish emigrants to US

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome

Robert
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